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Habitat for Humanity hosts seminar to help those who want homes of their own

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The Huntington area Habitat for Humanity hosted its first applicant seminar in Lawrence County, Ohio, since expanding its service into the area.

People interested in being considered for a habitat home must attend a seminar and live in substandard housing, which includes inadequate plumbing, poor heating, leaking roof, overcrowding, unsafe or unsanitary conditions and paying excessive rent.

"We give a brief overview of who we are, the work that we do and what we don't do. Give the folks an opportunity to ask questions and then we present them, if they still feel they qualify after hearing our presentation then we give them an application for housing and ask them to fill it out and get it back to us as soon as they can," said David Michael with Habitat for Humanity.

Other seminars will be held in the future and Habitat for Humanity is also looking for volunteers in the community to help at build sites and to sponsor houses.